Rep. Gabby Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly recently visited Portland in support of the Yes on 3 campaign

Rep. Gabby Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly recently visited Portland in support of the Yes on 3 campaign

Yes on 3!

November 8, 2016

Maine Gun Safety Coalition is responsible for successfully passing background checks legislation in the House and Senate in June 2013, prior to being vetoed by Governor LePage.

We are currently championing Question 3, a statewide referendum closing the private sale loophole on the November 2016 ballot. The unrestricted sale of guns in Maine increases the risk of homicide, domestic violence deaths, suicides, and law enforcement injuries.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Fitzgerald Benefit Dinner

November 17, 2016

We are proud to announce that we will be holding the 17th Annual Fitzgerald Award Dinner at Grace restaurant in Portland.

The annual benefit dinner recognizes public figures who help advance our mission of improving gun laws in Maine.

Past honorees include US Senator Susan Collins, Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling, Rep. Mark Dion, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Groban. 

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Concert Across America in Portland and Bangor

September 25, 2016

The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence is a nationwide event that will take place in hundreds of locations around the country.

Join the Maine Gun Safety Coalition on Sunday, September 25 from noon-3pm in Congress Square Park in Portland to honor the victims of gun violence and their families. Music will be presented by the Phoenix Chorale, Pihcintu, Lyle Devinsky, Wes Covey, Rhonda Dale, and others.

MGSC is also a proud sponsor of a Concert Across America event Sept. 25 from 5-8pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor. 

RSVP for the Portland event.
RSVP for the Bangor event.

Gun Violence in Maine: How Best to Respond

 September 29, 2016

The American Bar Association is hosting a conference about gun violence and background checks on Sept. 29 from 1-4:30pm at Maine Law. 

TV host Bill Green will lead panels of experts on law and public health in a lively discussion on background checks and related topics.

Speakers include several MGSC board members and supporters, including attorney Bill Harwood, Portland Police Chief Mike Sauschuk, surgeon Dr. Edward Walworth, State Rep. Mark Dion, and Dr. Robert McAfee, past president of the AMA.

Register for the ABA conference.